Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier has revealed that Vicarious Visions, the team behind the remasters of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, are now working on a remake of the hit PC title Diablo II. The news comes as it was announced yesterday that Activision Blizzard were moving the team to the Blizzard side. The remake of the classic game doesn’t have a release date. Here’s an overview of the original game via Fandom:
“Diablo II, the sequel to the popular game Diablo, is a dark, fantasy-themed action role-playing game in a hack-and-slash or “dungeon roaming” style. After the Stress Test in spring 2000, it was released for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS in the summer 2000 by Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo II was developed by Blizzard North.
By April 2001, Diablo II had become one of the most popular online games of all time. Major factors that contributed to Diablo II’s success include what fans found to be addictive hack-and-slash gameplay and free access to Battle.net. Diablo II may be played as a single-player game, multi-player via a LAN, or multi-player via Battle.net, with the last option being the most popular one.”
“Vicarious Visions, based in Albany, New York, has been working with Blizzard since last year on the Diablo franchise, including a planned remake of Diablo II, people familiar with the plans said. They asked not to be identified discussing private information.”Bloomberg